Back Injury Attorney Information
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems among patients of all demographics. In fact, there is an 80% chance you will experience lower back pain at some point in your adult life.
Your spine column is made up of 24 vertebrae; 7 vertebrae in your cervical spine and 17 vertebrae located in the thoracic spine. Between the vertebrae, there are spongy-like discs that are there to provide a cushioned pad that helps to absorb some of the pressure and allows the spine to have full range movement. Ligaments surround and protect the spinal cord, along with the cartilage and muscles that surround the area. That being said, it is easy for one of these functions to stop working for you and cause you spinal discomfort.
Factors that contribute to lower back pain (LBP) include:
- Protruding discs. There are two main parts that make up discs as a whole, the annulus and the nucleus. While the nucleus is surrounded by the annulus, it can actually tear when injured. Ultimately, this will cause the nucleus to protrude. This can cause severe radiating pain in the back and both legs.
- Fractures of all kinds. Many things can lead to fractures. These include but are not limited to accidents and high level falls. You can even crush or compress your vertebrae this way.
- Surgical errors. There are numerous things that can go wrong during surgery that can result in lower back sprain or even more debilitating conditions.
- Lower back sprain or strain. This will occur whenever the back muscles are agitated, stretched, or even overworked. It is important to keep in mind that sudden movements can also injure your back ligaments.
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If you are suffering any discomfort or lower back pain, it is important to get an examination from your doctor as soon as possible. An orthopedic will be able to determine exactly what is causing you pain. They will do this by gathering past medical history information, as well as what led to your injury that is now causing you pain.
Once the initial exam is complete, they will run diagnostic tests that will include:
- CAT scans
Seeking Legal Representation
If your back injury was caused by the negligence of a doctor or another individual, you have legal rights to representation. You may have an injury settlement and/or a lawsuit in regards to your back injury. After an accident occurs, you should think about calling a personal injury attorney. The responsible party’s insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Not all insurance companies will do this, but it is important that you remember insurance companies are corporations and they want to do everything as quickly as possible and as cost efficient for themselves and the person they are representing. They may try to offer you a settlement, and if your injuries persist over time, they will not be held financially liable to help you with those medical expenses.
Personal Injury Case Types We Represent
If you suffered a back injury, and feel that you have a case, call our San Diego Personal Injury Attorneys. We can help you figure out your course of action and advise you on the best way to go about your case.